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Nainika Agrawal
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Nowadays, a combination of factors like stress, pollution, sleep deprivation, hormonal imbalances, and unhealthy eating can wreak havoc on one's skin and cause the most dreaded skin problem: acne.  

But you don't need to continue living with this pain-in-the-you-know-where! Simply follow our tips and you'll be on your way to clear skin. 

(P.S.: All products mentioned in our tips are available in our edit below.)  

If you have dandruff, treat it  
Dandruff can fall on your face, neck, and back, and cause acne. Yikes! So if you suffer from dandruff, treating it is the first step to getting rid of your acne. 

Our favourite anti-dandruff shampoo is the Sebamed Shampoo for Oily Dandruff-Prone Scalp. If you prefer a more natural method, use aloe vera gel on your scalp. 

Head to your gynaec 
Often, hormonal imbalances and issues like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS—a super common problem amongst Indian women) can cause acne that is immune to external treatments.

So head to your gynaecologist, and ask them to screen you for these issues in case they're responsible for your zits. 

Use products meant for acne-prone skin  
The best way to keep your skin happy is to use products that are specially designed for it, and this applies to acne too! Our favourite wash for acne-prone skin is the Natio Acne Clear Pores face wash. 

Get smart about quick remedies 
While acne is no doubt something that needs to be treated in the long term, sometimes you just need to get rid of that one zit because you have somewhere to be! For this, you can swab the zit with tea tree oil to dry it out. 

Be careful and only apply it on the zit, though, because tea tree oil is strong and pretty drying. 

Give your skin regular TLC  
It's only natural that taking regular care of your skin will keep it healthy, so get on that TLC game stat! 

Once a week, use a a face mask that's meant to target acne—our pick is the Ancient Living Anti-Pimple, an all-natural option. 

You can also use an overnight repair treatment meant to get rid of pimples, like the Natio Acne Clear Night moisture treatment.

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